Language disorder (aphasia) and its relation to brain pathology have been the subject of intensive study for more than a century, with theory frequently predominating in the growing body of research, often to the detriment of clinical and methodological precision. This book, which is based on Dr. Tonkonogy's work over 30 years in aphasia and related neurological matters, provides an unusually rich and detailed account of the symptoms and syndromes of the aphasias, from both clinical and brain science perspectives, with localization data reliably gained by postmortem examination. It is intended as a clinical guide in vascular aphasia diagnosis for neurologists, speech therapists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and psycholinguists. Vascular Aphasia describes Dr. Tonkonogy's unique collection of clinicopathological cases, including cases with bilateral lesion in Broca's area and transient aphasia, small lesion in Wernicke's area and anomic-sensory aphasia, and the first anatomical case of global aprosody. And it offers a new approach to aphasia evaluation based on the contemporary study of language disorders in their relation to the vascular brain pathology, replacing the obsolete yet still widespread Wernicke-Lichtheim's classification of aphasia developed in the last century. The book is primarily concerned with the problem of aphasia assessment in relation to the site as well as the size, extension, and type of cerebral lesion in stroke victims. Special attention is directed to a description of the different combinations of aphasic symptoms and syndromes and their localization value in the acute and chronic cerebral vascular aphasia due to cerebral infarct or hemorrhage.
"A Bradford book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and index